The Fresno Area Mentors and Elmers will be giving an instructional study class on the Amateur Radio General Class license. Classes will be held for the first two weeks in May on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30pm to 9:00pm at the Salvation Army Citadel in downtown Fresno.
Instruction will be from the General Class FCC License Preparation for Element 3 General Class Theory – July 1 2011 thru June 30 2015. These books are available from the many bookstores and websites as well as Amazon.com. The slide presentations will follow the Gordo book, but you may also use the ARRL book as well.
The class will be meeting the first two weeks of May on Tuesday and Thursday, with a review class on Friday May 10. All classes will be from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.
WHAT TO BRING: What you would like to keep notes. We recommend either the ARRL Technician License Manual or the Gorden West version, available through ARRL.org, Barnes & Noble or Borders Books. Supplies are limited locally
There is no age limit, 8 to 80! No previous knowledge is required. This is a great hobby that gives you added skills and confidence during extraordinary circumstances such as disasters or Public Service.
Using a low power amateur radio transmitter and a simple light bulb receiver circuit, we see how radio waves and electromagnetic induction transmit energy and signals wirelessly through the air. We also see how dipole and Yagi antennas radiate their energy in different patterns.